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Best Themed Bar in Banff

Posted by The Mountain Man, Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Best Themed Bar in Banff
Banff National Park, Alberta
I never really understood what a themed bar was. I figured if I was in Ireland, it was an Irish bar unless it said Papa Giorgio’s Italian barra (probably not how it is

Getting from Calgary Airport to Banff National Park

Posted by Rick Wilson, Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Getting from Calgary Airport to Banff National Park
Banff National Park, Alberta
Considering Calgary is only a 90 minute drive to Banff (when you don’t get lost), it really seems like a thousand miles away. They are very, very different places. If

Bear Safety and Awareness in Banff National Park

Posted by Rick Wilson, Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Bear Safety and Awareness in Banff National Park
Banff National Park, Alberta
There are all kinds of rhyming advice that I can never remember about bears. I always fear that when I do eventually come across a real live wild bear, I

Renting Bikes in Banff

Posted by Rick Wilson, Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Renting Bikes in Banff
Banff National Park
When it comes to rentals in Banff whether it is for skis, hiking gear or bikes, my advice is always the same – shop around. Take advantage of the competition in town and don’t just

Summer in Banff – Where to have Coffee

Posted by Rick Wilson, Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Summer in Banff – Where to have Coffee
Banff National Park, Alberta
I really can’t tell if it is because it seems like it has been the longest winter in Banff or whether it really is sweltering but simply put the weather

Eating on a Budget in Banff – Wild Bill’s

Posted by Rick Wilson, Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Eating on a Budget in Banff – Wild Bill’s
Banff National Park, Alberta
Sometimes while thinking about dining in Banff, I feel sorry for Alberta cows. As a man who always eats on a budget, I have found every single lunch special

Where to go for an Indoor Swim in Banff

Posted by Rick Wilson, Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Where to go for an Indoor Swim in Banff
Banff National Park, Alberta
Swimming is cool. Or at least it is in Banff where nearly all of the rivers and lakes are glacially fed meaning that the water is cold enough to

Hikes of the Canadian Rockies – Sunshine Meadows

Posted by The Mountain Man, Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

The Sunshine Meadows are locally regarded as some of the most stunning alpine settings in the Canadian Rockies.

Accommodations of Banff – The Homestead Inn

Posted by Rick Wilson, Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Hotels of Banff – The Homestead Inn
Banff National Park, Alberta
The popularity of Banff over the years has only grown. Places like Lake Louise and Jasper haven’t changed too dramatically but as a hub of activities and accommodations, Banff is huge.

Renting Skis and Snowboards in Banff, Alberta

Posted by Rick Wilson, Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Renting Skis and Snowboards in Banff, Alberta
Banff National Park, Alberta
Spring is officially here. The days are stretching longer every evening and shorts are beginning to make an appearance on formerly thermalled legs. It is already possible to tackle some of